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Massett Name Meaning

Altered form of French (and German) Masset reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. English: from a Middle English feminine diminutive of the personal name Masse a pet form of Matthew (see Massey ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Massey, Massetti, Hassett, Masse, Bassett, Gassett, Mussett, Haskett

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Where is the Massett family from?

You can see how Massett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Massett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Massett families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Massett families living in New York. This was about 83% of all the recorded Massett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Massett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Massett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Massett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Massett. 30% of Massett men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Massett women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Massett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 521 immigration records available for the last name Massett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 412 military records available for the last name Massett. For the veterans among your Massett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Massett lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Massett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Massett in 1957 was 83, and 81 in 2004.

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